All you need to know ahead of Saturday's Premier League opener
Manchester United's 2021/22 season begins on Saturday evening, and a huge capacity of spectators will be available inside Old Trafford when they take on their memorable adversaries Leeds United.
It's an earth shattering day for the club, with a full house plunging on M16 interestingly since the renowned 2-0 success over Manchester City in March 2020.
The Reds ended last season on the second position, and have the desires for raising the stakes this time around, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team squad growing in certainty, confidence, and force throughout the most recent few years. However, Marcelo Bielsa's very much penetrated Leeds outfit will not be simple resistance on the first weekend of the season – and that is without considering the deep rooted hostility and enmity between the two clubs.
Here's the beginning and end you need to know about Manchester United Saturday's football fixture
Everything You Need To Know About Saturday's Premier League Opener
New signing Jadon Sancho has partaken in his first seven day stretch of preparing and training, and could be in dispute to make his United introduction this end of the week, however conceivably from the seat.
Anthony Martial began last end of the week's 4-0 success in the friendly match against Everton, and could be in line to include in a serious and quite competitive game for the first time for very nearly five months. Our back five in that clash with the Toffees was David De Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw, and with Dean Henderson having as of late battled with COVID-19, and forthcoming new marking Raphael Varane still to be confirmed officially, a comparable guarded and defensive set-up this end of the week would not be a huge surprise.
Bruno Fernandes was in fine form last end of the week, however the BIG question still remains; who will partner him in the midfield? Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek have all been looking brilliant and, in the wide positions, youngster Anthony Elanga has demonstrated he is more than prepared to expand on a few chances he got last season. Front and center, Mason Greenwood is one more alternative at centre-forward or on the flanks.
We'll hear more on this load of issue from Ole, when the Norwegian meets the media in his pre-match question and answer session or best said, Press conference. Watch that at 13:30 BST on Friday.
Referee: Paul Tierney
Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Neil Davies
Fourth official: Anthony Taylor
VAR: Chris Kavanagh
Assistant VAR: Lee Betts.
Here's the rest of the fixtures as the 2021/22 Premier League roars into life...
FRIDAY 12 AUGUST
Brentford v Arsenal (20:00 BST)
SATURDAY 13 AUGUST
UNITED v Leeds (12:30 BST)
Leicester v Wolves
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Watford v Aston Villa
Everton v Southampton
Burnley v Brighton
Norwich v Liverpool (17:30 BST)
All fixtures kick off at 15:00 BST unless stated
SUNDAY 15 AUGUST
Newcastle v West Ham (14:00 BST)
Tottenham v Manchester City (16:30 BST)